20JFG, forever on the pulse of popular music, today brings you a record from 1983, that was reissue at the start of February. Aren’t we glad those breakneck blog-house years are behind us…
But our avant approach to release dates and responding to emails seems in keeping with today’s slice of early 80s synth-age.
In the Air begins like a suitably mystical moment on the Final Fantasy 7 OST, contemplative and peaceful (you just know someone’s about to die). Before a far more towering series of synth chords interrupt the dancing, arpeggiated shafts of light. These moments recur: attempts to shape the formless; attempts to add urgency to an eternal crystalline structure. But no amount of drumming and uplifting synth stabs can alter the pace of this essential, looping beauty.
In the Air is taken from Michele Mecure’s phenomenal record, Eye Chant, which has been reissued by new label Freedom to Spend. It’s out now and you can get it from RVNG right here or from all good internet and physical record stores.